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WWII love letters tell of romance and tragedy

It was not until three years after her mother died in 1990 that DeRonda Elliott opened the suitcase containing the letters her parents exchanged during World War II.<p>Despite her mother’s urging, she had never been able to bring herself to read them. It was her parents’ private story. Her father, …

Relationships

Easy Wall Decorating Ideas for Renters

If you live in a rental but dream of personalizing your walls, don’t fret. There are many ways to put a stamp on your space without making permanent …

Chemicals

These Are Not Your Average Bird Feeders

Indulge your feathered friends with an elevated aesthetic.<p>Bluebirds, chickadees, and sparrows, rejoice! Surprising departures from the typical roof-topped box, these stylish vessels will add a modern sculptural touch to any patio or yard.<p><i>Pictured from left:</i><p><b>Vogeli</b>By Vasse and Peg Vaught. Recycled …

Pets

Best Space Books and Sci-Fi: A Space.com Reading List

There are plenty of great books out there about space — so many, in fact, that it can feel a little overwhelming to figure out where to start, …

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Nov 2014 eBirding Challenge: 20 lists from a single location

It’s time again to announce a new <b>eBirding Challenge</b> — this time for November. (And to remind everyone to please upload your October Challenge lists …

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Phones

33 Gorgeous and Informative Photography Links

Another wonderful week has passed in the world of photography and Toad Hollow Photography has been busy searching for links to tutorials, special …

Landscape Photography

5 Tips for Better Long Exposure Landscape Photography

5 Tips for Better Long Exposure Landscape Photography - learn some things to do and some to avoid when doing long exposures.

Landscape Photography

How to Take Photos in Low Light

Images of night scenes never fail to impress. Night-time images have great ambiance, something which is often absent in flat, bright, daylight …

Landscape Photography

Digital Photographer

Quick Macro Photography Tricks

If you delve into the incredible world of macro photography, with the aid of a few digital photography tricks, you can take photographs of insects …

Macro Photography

40 Tips to Take Better Photos

<b>Many years ago when I was a starry-eyed undergrad I would ask every photographer I came across the same question:</b><p>“How do I take better photos?”<p>I was …

The Basics of Photography: I for ISO

As we continue our series on the basics of photography, we run into the letter “I”. What better term to define in the photo world than one of the …

What You Need to Know About Your Camera's Auto Focus System

When first embarking on the journey toward becoming a photographer, you were probably repeatedly told of the importance of exposure and composition. …

These 31 Photography Links Will Keep You Busy For a Really Long Time

Another wonderful week has passed us by in the world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been looking in all corners of the internet to …

The Secret to Crafting Stunningly Sharp Images and Preserving It Across Media

You probably know that getting your uploads to look sharp on screen, in print and on social media goes beyond resizing. Now, resizing is incredibly …

Breathtaking Panoramas Capture the True Essence of Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography is one of the most difficult and challenging subjects to be tackled by a lensman. To behold beautiful images of distant …

Soap, Milk, Acrylic paint, Water and Guar Gum Make Up These Remarkable Liquid Sculptures

Using no more than a Sony SLR camera, a flash and a timing device, German photographer Markus Reugels created his delightful liquid sculptures. Using …

Get Educated: Recommended Projects and Tutorials

As with most fields that are technology driven, in photography, if you don’t keep moving you’ll quickly find yourself dead in the water. This is why …

Photographic Composition: 4 Tips to Improve Impact

The art of composition is the creation of a visually compelling picture—a picture that evokes the interest of the viewer. Composition is a key …

Landscape Photography

5 Reasons Why Not to Become a Professional Photographer

Many people consider becoming a professional photographer. So, there are no shortage of tips and suggestions for making such a leap. However, here is …